European Master in Law and Economics receives fifth multimillion euro grant

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The international Master’s Programme “European Master in Law and Economics” (EMLE) has been awarded for the fifth time the prestigious Erasmus Mundus:Erasmus+ grant for Erasmus Mundus Joint Master (EMJM) Programmes. The grant is good for the next 6 years, thereby securing an unprecedent 24 years of continuous funding from the Erasmus Mundus:Erasmus+ programme.

The EMLE consortium consists of seven European and two non‐European partners. The partners are the Aix‐Marseille University (France), the University Pompeu Fabra (Barcelona, Spain), the University of Ghent (Belgium), the University of Haifa (Israel), the University of Hamburg (Germany), the Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research in Mumbai (India), the LUMSA University in Rome (Italy), the Erasmus University Rotterdam (the Netherlands), and the Warsaw School of Economics (Poland). The directorate of the consortium is currently based in Rotterdam at Erasmus School of Law.

With the grant of 2.8 million euros, EMLE will be able to award 20 scholarships for European students, 40 scholarships for non‐European students and up to 30 additional scholarships. Louis Visscher, Professor of Law and Economics at Erasmus School of Law and director of the EMLE programme, is excited about the new grant: “We are happy that the European Commission has again recognized EMLE as an excellent master programme. Our graduates often tell us that EMLE has been a life-changing experience, both personally and professionally. The Mundus recognition and scholarships annually allow fifteen top students from all over the globe to experience our programme, while they might not have been able to afford their participation otherwise.”

The EMLE is a master programme for students with a background or experience in the fields of law and economics. In small, international classes, students approach the economic analysis of law of different fields, gaining a profound basis in the first term of the programme. In the second term, students can start a specialisation track, completed with two additional courses and a master’s thesis in the third term. At the heart of the programme lies its mobility scheme: students study at two or three different EMLE Partner Universities.

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